The author of the award-winning Wines of Lebanon and international columnist talks to Douglas Blyde about conflict, cocktails and an enduring love for grape variety, Cinsault... Is Lebanon in particular trouble? Very much so. The Syrian civil war has destabilised the country and I can’t guarantee that we will not witness another civil conflict along
Leon's £3.50 any coffee and cake offer.
Guest Spot Claire Martinsen reports on Butterfly World - "they have really committed to the theme. From the toilet building [in the shape of a hive], to Nectar Cafe, to the butterfly cookies in the cafe. Its well done and well thought through."
BUNNY Farah (not pictured) strokes surrogate ears – fuller of strap, she attests, than those first banded by the lacy lapins which boldly burrowed the warren that was London’s first incarnation of the Playboy Club. Conceived as a decadent adjunct to the 13 clubs already spanning the USA, but with gambling permitted, it was considered Hugh Marston Hefner
The bell makes the point that Itsu sells items at half price half an hour before closing.
Award-winning pastry chef, Waitrose consultant and 2010 Acorn Scholarship winner Will Torrent published his first cookery book last month, Pâtisserie at Home. Here we share some extracts from his book, published by Ryland Peters & Small, with photography by Jonathan Gregson
Les Trois Garcons in Shoreditch is famous for its design and has spawned a cafe Maison 3 Garcons nearby.
James Wellock of fresh produce supplier Wellocks highlights which ingredients will be in their prime in July, while British Larder chef Madalene Bonvini-Hamel shares some seasonal recipes
For those of you that don’t follow me on the major social media networks; firstly, why not? and secondly, you’ve been missing out on some different types of bread recipes I’ve been trialing. I was given the criteria of producing 4 different breads a day for the restaurant, and most people would just have done … Read more
Roasting pork, beef or chicken on a Sunday takes me back to my childhood. They were happy days. Mum worked full time and I was at boarding school, so going home every weekend was lovely as I used to look forward to our special Sunday meals, which were usually a roast. Dad’s preference was roast lamb, but nowadays any roast brings back those wonderful